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APB's adventurer speakers have pushed their minds and bodies to the absolute limits of human endurance. From professional mountaineers and Olympians to photojournalists and deep sea explorers, these adventurer speakers offer exciting stories and inspirational words sure to enthrall audiences and motivate them to overcome their own personal trials and obstacles.


Professor of Health Policy

David Nash, a Board Certified Internist, is the newly appointed Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Nash is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris...

Sociologist, Educator & Author

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, a MacArthur prize-winning sociologist, is the Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education at Harvard University, where she has been on the faculty since 1972. She is the author of nine books.

Best-Selling Author & "Human Guinea Pig"

Renowned as "the human guinea pig," A.J. Jacobs has outsourced his life to India, read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in a quest to become the smartest person in the world, lived modern life as the ultimate biblical man, and followed every...

Business & Sales Motivator

A popular business speaker, Tim Wackel combines years of sales experience with specific client research to deliver high-impact, entertaining, and easy-to-understand programs.

Basketball Superstar & Motivator

Noted as "one of the best players ever" in the WNBA, speaker Sheryl Swoopes was the first woman to have a Nike shoe named after her.

Former All-Pro Quarterback / TV Analyst

Esiason, who quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals during a 14-year NFL career, joined CBS Sports in February 2002 as a studio analyst for the CBS Television Network's NFL pre-game show The NFL Today...

World Championship Basketball Coach

The current President and former Head Coach of the Miami Heat, Pat Riley is a seven-time National Basketball Association World Champion, as well as the only Head Coach in NBA history to capture Coach of the Year honors with three different teams...

Climber, Adventurer, World-Class Filmmaker

David Breashears is an adventurer and filmmaker. He and his team were the first to film with an IMAX camera at the top of the world with Everest: Mountain Without Mercy.

Environmental Advocate & Water Policy Expert

A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, speaker Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau.

President, Ocean Exploration Trust & Deep-Sea Explorer

One of the world's most accomplished deep-sea explorers, Robert Ballard discovered the RMS Titanic and President Kennedy's PT-109. He is the Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic Society.

Entrepreneur & First Female Private Space Explorer

Speaker Anousheh Ansari is both the first female private space explorer and the first Iranian astronaut. She also co-founded Telecom Technologies and Prodea Systems.

Motivator / Photojournalist

Jones is one of America's top professional photographers with a career stretching over twenty-five years. As a motion picture director, he had two films nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty. Fifteen years with "National Geographic",...

Adventurer / Entrepreneur / Author

Hillary is a powerful and dynamic speaker who takes his audience "with him" on one of his many extraordinary experiences: to the summit of Mt. Everest; traversing Antarctica to the South Pole; feeding a pod of sharks; or making a terrifying...


For over 35 years, John Amatt has been leading expeditions. As founder of One Step Beyond WorldWide, he pushes people to go beyond their self-imposed limitations.

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Author & Television Host, Globe Trekker

Holly Morris is an award-winning filmmaker and writer, and television host. Her newest documentary, The Babushkas of Chernobyl, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Through her work, she has lectured widely to talk about post-...

Corporate Execution Strategists

Afterburner Inc. was founded in 1996 by U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Jim “Murph” Murphy and trains organizations around the world in the simple, scalable improvement processes of Flawless ExecutionSM. Encompassing three management solutions,...

Inspirational Mountaineer

Speaker Sharon Wood is the first North American woman to summit Mount Everest. She is also the founder of Mountain Gate Community School.

Olympic/Paralympic Games Medalist

Ever since Patrick "Blake" Leeper was a child, he has been determined to be a star athlete. Although Leeper was born a bilateral below-the-knee amputee, he was raised to believe the only disability in life is a bad attitude. Using prosthetics...

Adventurer, Author, World- Class Motivational Speaker

Born in Apartheid era, South Africa, Neal Petersen was the least likely person to become an international yachtsman and successful businessman. He overcame the most insurmountable of circumstances and through incredible perseverance and driving...

Preeminent Polar Explorer

Ann Bancroft is the first known woman in history to cross the ice to the North and South Poles. She leads the Ann Bancroft Foundation, a nonprofit organization that celebrates the potential of females.

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